Homeschooling a child with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome shows they can make remarkable growth with a method and structure to meet their needs.
Autism And Homeschooling
There are so many reasons why you should do this, but the following three reasons are incredibly important and will allow you to see amazing progress in your child.
Homeschooling a Child With Autism
Parents of children with autism don’t have to forgo homeschooling. From deciding to homeschool to securing therapies, get prepared to homeschool your autistic child. By Melissa Hincha-Ownby.
Homeschooling Autistic Children: Pinterest
A large Pinterest board full of resources for those homeschooling autistic children.
by Lise Pyles
Packed with inspiring ideas and tips that can be used with any curriculum and on any budget, Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome explains how to design a varied study programme built around the child’s own interests, making use of simple material as well as computers and on-line resources. Parents planning to homeschool their child with Asperger Syndrome will appreciate Lise Pyles’ encouraging and practical advice, including step-by-step instructions on how to assess and improve body language and social skills, accommodating the child’s need for ritual or perfectionist tendencies, and how to develop handwriting and coordination skills.
High Interest Approachable Vocabulary – Book Review
AN A TO Z ARTICLE
A series of six short novels by Patricia Birtwistle that consists of exciting stories of intrigue and suspense for children ages 10 and older with reading difficulties. By Ruth Pell.
Educating A Child With Autism Spectrum
If you are the parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you have probably already had your fair share of educational struggles. In terms of education, children with autism don’t learn the way other children learn – just by observing and imitating what they see. Not only do children with autism need to learn their “Three R’s”, but they need to be taught all of the social skills that other children seem to pick up naturally by being around other people.
Home-Schooling the Aspergers Child: Pros and Cons
Question: The public school hasn’t worked for my Aspergers daughter because she wasn’t diagnosed until recently, and they didn’t know how to work with her. Answer: I’m going to shift the conversation over to talking about the pros and cons of home-schooling so that, in case you decide to go this route, you can at least make an informed decision.
When my 14 yr old autistic son’s transition to middle school did not go well, my husband and I saw the perfect opportunity for me to begin educating him at home. By Allison Trotter.
Homeschooling with Autism
We always get dozens of questions from concerned family members and prospective homeschoolers who also have children on the spectrum when they first find out that we homeschool our son. The most frequently asked question is always related to whether we can legally homeschool a special needs child, other questions generally follow along the lines of special training, types of special needs curriculums, and socialization. As such, I am dedicating this post to answering some of the frequently asked questions that we get about homeschooling with autism. By Teri.
Is Home School Right for Your Child with Asperger’s?
Frustrated, upset and wanting better for their child, many parents of kids with Asperger’s do their own research about their child’s unique needs and decide to home school. But is home school the best answer? By Meghan Vivo, Your Little Professor.
7 Tips for Beginning to Homeschool a Child With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Homeschooling for autistic children makes a lot of sense for a variety of reasons. By Valorie Delp.
Tammy Glaser: Homeschooling Children Who “Aut” to Be Home
We left the Navy in 1995 to homeschool our children. I will share ideas for people interested in homeschooling autistic children and for people supporting them.
Shannon Anderson, a homeschool parent of an autistic child and a member of the Aut-2B-Home email list, has put together this a huge new site with information she’s gleened from the list.
Asperger’s Family Forum
Welcome! This Facebook forum was created for individuals and families that are in search of information, support, and/or would like to touch base with others regarding Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. Sign in on Delphi.
AS You Like It
A secular list for parents who homeschool, or who are thinking about homeschooling, children with Aspergers Syndrome, HFA, or PDD. Friends and relatives of these children are encouraged to join. People of all religious faiths and personal philosophies are welcome.
This email list is a collection of families who are homeschooling their autistic spectrum children full-time or part-time. [The address for the maelstrom at St. Johns address no longer works!]
We are a group of diverse families who have chosen to homeschool their child(ren) with autism.
We are parents who homeschool and have children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder – or feel our child has characteristics of people with autism.
A meeting place for parents of children with Autism who are Unschooling.
This is a list for Christian moms who homeschool (or are seriously considering homeschooling) their children who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (or suspect their child has Asperger’s Syndrome).
Homeschooling on the spectrum: Autism, aspergers, PDD
Closed group. Contact admin about joining this Facebook group.
Homeschooling our Aspergers, ADHD, ODD, etc.
This is, above all, a safe place where people who are homeschooling (or making the decision to homeschool) their kiddos with a variety of different development challenges can come for encouragement, to share experiences, seek advice, and a number of other things. Contact admins to join.
Homeschooling Our Aspergers, ADHD, PDD (High Functioning) Kids 2
The common bond we all share is that we’re caregivers and parents to kiddos with special needs and a commitment to ensuring the best opportunities for success and education possible by homeschooling. Contact admin about joining this Facebook group.
Homeschooling Parents of Children with Asperger’s Syndrome
Closed group. Contact admin about joining this Facebook group.
North Texas Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD Homeschooling Friends
Beth created this group so we could have one place to post for support, questions, ideas, deals and play time ideas. Feel free to add anyone who fits the category, please!
Aven is our 3 year old son with autism. We developed the games at Aven’s corner for him when we found that most preschool games online were too busy and complicated for our son to understand. We wanted a game that was simple, could teach him basic computer skills and enhance other developmental skills as well.
Educating A Child With Asperger’s Syndrome
AN A2Z HOMESCHOOLING SPONSOR
Many families who have a child with Asperger’s have found Time4Learning to be a great contribution to their children’s education.
University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program
A University-based system of community regional centers that offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the clinical, training, and research needs of individuals with ASD, their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina.
Aut-2B-Home in Carolina
Tammy Glasser’s goal is to share ideas about homeschooling her eighteen-year-old daughter with autism and syntactic aphasia, who has learned at home for the past eleven years. Tammy welcomes comments and questions especially from parents walking a similar path.
Brilliant minds linked to autism
Historical figures including Socrates, Charles Darwin, and Andy Warhol probably had a form of autism, says a leading specialist.
The Homeschooling Adventures of Asperger Boy and Bipolar Girl
This is the journey of a soon-to-be single mother trying to raise & homeschool two medically and psychologically (i.e. mental illness) children by the seat of her pants. This is told from the viewpoint of a parent living this life day to day.
Homeschooling Provides Therapy for Special Needs
Sarah’s brain isn’t hard-wired to learn like the rest of us learn. Much like stuffing food down a drain – formal, forcible learning for Sarah did little more than clog the pipes and suffocate the natural flow of idea retention and adoption. Let up, and things start to flow through. By Tonya Poole, Home Educator’s Family Times
Why I Homeschool My Son with Asperger’s Syndrome, One Mother’s Story
The following is an interview I had with Lorri, a mother of three from Texas. (I’m not using her last name for privacy reasons.) Her son Steven, age 9, has Asperger’s Syndrome. (Note: the Texas homeschool regulations she talks about are not right.)